Time is running out for you to step forward to help influence the future of the BSTP over the next two years or more. Whilst we recognise our core strengths are predominantly in education, there is an open mindedness to new ideas, directions and collaborations.
You should have already received a number of emails from the Honorary Secretary, informing you that all of the positions on the Council up for election at the AGM in November (Junior Vice President, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer, Chair of the Education Subcommittee and 3 Councillors).
If you would like more information on what the roles involve, or would like help in finding BSTP members to support your candidacy feel free to contact any of the current Council members or the President. Formal nominations for candidacy require the support of three current members of the society and should be submitted to the BSTP Secretariat.
So if you have paid your 2020 membership renewal fees you are eligible to be nominated and to vote in any subsequent election. If you are unsure as to whether your payment has been received, please contact the BSTP Secretariat.
This is your penultimate reminder of the timings:
20th May 2020 - Nominations opened with paperwork sent to all members
1st September 2020 - Final date for receipt of nomination paperwork – EXTENDED TO 12th OCTOBER
12th October - Closing date for the receipt of nomination paperwork
13th October 2020 - Council informed of the need (or not) for an election for any posts receiving more than one nomination
13th October 2020 - If required, ballot forms sent to the membership
3rd November 2020 - Final date for receipt of ballot forms
If it is not possible to get your form signed by your nominees, include emailed support of your nomination or ask them to send an email to the BSTP Secretariat supporting your nomination and the emails will be attached to your nomination paperwork.
We know that being on Council is not for some of you at the moment, but if you would still like to be involved there are other ways that you may be able to support the society – newsletter, website, webinars, podcasts, the list is entirely down to the skills set of members. So get in touch if you have an idea and the time to take it forward!
We do hope that you will consider stepping forward to join the Council, or if you want to be involved in other ways, we’ll value your contribution.
Please contact the BSTP Secretariat for more information or a nomination form - firstname.lastname@example.org